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Phosphatases in Epiphyseal Cartilage: THEIR POSSIBLE ROLE IN TISSUE SYNTHESIS.

Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume: April 1965
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An attempt is made to delineate three phosphatase systems in the epiphyseal mechanism of the rabbit, dog, and human being. Of particular interest is inorganic pyrophosphatase since it is present in substantial amount only in the proliferating cell zone. Some of its properties are described. An explanation of its functional significance to the growth mechanism is suggested.

Copyright 1965 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated

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